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Extra-Steep Quirk Ovolo and Bead.
This is an early British molding plane, possibly dating to the 18th century. I cannot make out a maker's mark at the toe, though it was clearly made by a highly skilled professional planemaker. t has the appearance of a plane from the 1700s, or perhaps the very early 1800s. It's clearly British and has had at least three owners, two of whom were of the surname Hodgins. The plane cuts an elaborate quirk ovolo and bead measuring 1 1/4in wide by 1in deep. The blade is in remarkably good condition considering the age. It is fairly clean with a few minor spots of pitting well away from the bevel. The entire bead is boxed. The quirk boxing has a few cracks but it is straight and stable. It's a graphic early molder which would make a nice addition to a collection or working kit.
$45
Item Number mp1013
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Tiny 3/8in Quirk Ogee and Bevel Molding Plane.
This plane has a faint maker's mark at the toe that I believe reads "W. Taylor". It is a mark I cannot find in either Goodman or AWP-IV, though I do believe it is of British make, likely in the mid 1800s. The plane cuts a small 3/8in deep by 1/2in wide quirk ogee and bevel profile. It's a profile normally used in much larger scale in casings and other furniture scale moldings. This one is in excellent condition with little wear and no damage to the body or wear. The boxing is perfect. The cabinet pitch blade is clean and quite sharp. The mouth is still quite tight. It should sharpen up easily and become a useful little molder with a very nice profile.
$60
Item Number mp1007
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Interesting 18th Century Cove Molding Plane by Hayes, Liverpool.
This is a large cove molder measuring about 3/4in square. The plane was made by William Hayes who worked in Liverpool ca. 1790-1805. It certainly has all of the features of a plane from this era including the very deep, flat chamfers on the handhold, and deep gouge cuts at the transition points. The blade is bedded at an extreme angle of 65 degrees. the blade is in great condition considering its 200+ years of age. It has no pitting and the blade matches the sole well. It's a nice example of a very early British plane.
$45
Item Number mp1005
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Footprint 6in Rosewood Try Square.
This square is straight and square with almost perfect wood, but some pitting in a few areas on the front of the blade. Strangely enough, next to the pitting some of the original busing remains. It's a mystery. A decent, usable square
$15
Item Number mml1043
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British 7in Bevel Gauge.
This is a decent, usable 7in bevel gauge with a mahogany stock and a slotted screw to securely lock the blade. The blade has some discoloration. The mahogany is in good shape with no damage.
$20
Item Number mml1035
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Scarce Smaller 5/8in Torus Bead by Watkins.
This is a very good example of a hard to find smaller size torus bead. It was made by Watkins in Bradford in the mid-late 1800s. It is in very good condition overall with minimal wear, perfect boxing, and a decent clean blade with stcattered pitting. It's a good, usable plane in an ideal size for base and casing moldings, among other uses.
$26
Item Number mml1033
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Massive Eclipse No. 79 Saw Set.
This is the big brother to the Eclipse 77- this set is for circular saws and possibly the largest rip saws. It is in excellent working order.
$20
Item Number m816
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Interesting Marples Rabbeting and Fillister Router.
This is a very unusual double rabbeting spokeshave capable of working fro either the right or left as either a sash fillister or a rabbeting fillister. As described in the period catalogs this tool was intended for use as a sash tool- when combined with a sash router it could create the rabbet for the glass but was also useful as a fillister router as well. It has its original Marples rion and almost all original black japanning. There is a very small chip out of the sole just in back of the blade. The blade is in excellent condition and both fences move and fix easily. It's a good, usable example of this scarce tool.
$40
Item Number m811
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Interesting German Multi-Tool.
This is a hollow-handle hammer with seven interchangeable tools inside. The head can be unscrewed and a tool inserted into the hollow stem. The set includes a n awl, screwdrivers, gimlet, countersink, etc. It is marked "Saxony".
$20
Item Number m798
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W. Butcher 3/4in Tang Firmer Chisel.
This is a very good, working chisel with a nice flat, clean back that has been quickly lapped to 200 grit. The handle is the traditional simple, but effective and comfortable, octagonal shape. It measures just over 10in long overall.
$26
Item Number c893
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Nice Quartet of Four Marples Carving Tools.
This is a nice matched set of four carving tools made by Marples in Sheffield. The tools are all in excellent working order, all but hte smaller gouge sharp and ready to work. The smaller gouge needs a quick honing is all. The set includes carving chisels in 1/4 and 1/2in and carving gouge s in 1/2in and 5/8in widths. The handles are all mahogany and in excellent order.
$100
Item Number c846
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Starrett 1961 Original Machinist Tools Catalog.
This is an excellent copy of the 1961 catalog containing 480 pages and a number of additional pamphlets and inserts.
$20
Item Number b394
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Hirth & Krause 1890 Catalog Reprint.
This is an 80 page catalog of leather and cobbler's tools in excellent condition. It was reprinted by the MWTCA in 1980. It's a fun read.
$10
Item Number b393
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Excellent Pre-WWII Lufkin Full-Line Catalog.
This catalog is undated but it includes the April,1937 price list update which gives you a general idea of when it was published. The catalog has 255 pages not including the separate 24 page price update. The catalog is in excellent condition with minimal wear and no damage. It's an excellent reference for Lufkin's line of quality tapes, rules, and machinist tools.
$25
Item Number b364
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Wrights of Lynn, Original Catalog.
This catalog is undated, but I'd guess it was from the 1920s-40s. It contains 72 nicely illustrated pages of painting, finishing, and other tools and products.
$20
Item Number b335
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Excellent I Sorby 1in Paring Chisel.
This is a very long 1in paring chisel made by I. Sorby, sheffield. It measures more than 14in long overall. The boxwood handle is excellent with only minor wear. The blade is very thin and elegantly tapered toward the bevel. The back of the blade is exceptionally clean with the first 1in clean and lapped, and only a few tiny areas of pitting after that. It should make an excellent user paring chisel
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Marples 1/4in Mortise Chisel.
This is a good, usable Sheffield mortise chisel with a boxwood handle measuring just over 12in overall. The boxwood handle has a beautiful patina and a slight check at the end due to a knot or inclusion in the wood. The back of the blade is quite good- there was some pitting- I lapped out almost all of it in less than 5 minutes leaving a good flat surface and a nice sharp edge. It's a decent user mortise chisel in one of the more useful sizes.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Hale Bros, Sheffield Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.
This one is about as nice as they come with a massive blade with a perfectly clean back. The back has been lapped and is flat and polished. The beech handle has some light wear with some small checks but is in perfectly usable condition. The blade has a crisp Hale mark. It should be an excellent user mortise chisel.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Marples 1/4in Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.
This mortise chisel is in fantastic shape. It has a massive blade with a perfectly clean back. The back has been lapped and is flat and polished. The beech handle has virtually is in perfectly usable condition. Someone did drill a hang-hole into the handle which is about the only flaw I can find. The blade has a crisp Marples mark. It's a long chisel measuring over 12in overlal. It should be an excellent user mortise chisel.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Stormont 3/8in Bevel-Edge Paring Chisel.
This is a fine paring chisel with a perfectly clean, flat back polished to a near mirror finish. The bevel angle is off by just a couple of degrees so it will require a quick tough with the grinder to get it back to square. The handle is in excellent condition. It's a top quality British paring chisel that should work well.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Buck Brothers 3/8in Tang Paring Chisel.
This chisel is in excellent, nearly unused condition. The back has been lapped flat and polished to a mirror finish. The bevel is sharp. The handle has all the original finish and has never been struck. The blade is thin and tapered and has a bit of flex to it. It's a top quality paring chisel by America's best.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent R. Groves 1/8in Paring Chisel.
This is a tiny little paring chisel by Groves. It has the Groves USE mar on one side. I love the look, shape, and feel of this handle. The blade has a lapped back polished to a near mirror finish and a very sharp bevel. It will make an outstanding paring chisel for working between tiny dovetails, etc.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Moulson Bros. 1/8in Tang Paring Chisel.
This chisel has a lovely applewood handle with a nice shape to it. The blade has a perfectly clean, lapped back with zero pitting. It will make an outstanding user and a handy addition to any working kit- perfect for paring between small dovetails.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Witherby 1/8in Bevel-Edge Socket Paring Chisel.
This is a fine, thick 1/8in bevel-edge chisel, the perfect size and shape for paring between dovetails. The chisel has a lapped back in excellent condition. It has a few small dings here and there, but remains in excellent condition. It has a very good handle with no damage and just a few paint blotches.It has the handle and blade thickness to work as either a fine paring chisel or a small mortise chisel.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold



Early Starrett 4in Spring Dividers.
These dividers have the Jun 2, 1885 patent date on one leg. They have the rapid adjusting nut which I believe is what the patent date refers to. They are in very good working oder with a strong spring and good points. It's a good size for marking out dovetails.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Absolutely Perfect Buck Brothers 3/8in Coping Gouge .
this gouge is just perfect- the blade has a shiny finish though and through without a speck of pitting or discoloration. The bevel is ground perfectly and honed, ready to use. The handle has perfect finish and the original Buck logo. It measures just under 12in overall. The blade is fine and thin, giving a good bit of flex in use. It's useful for coping moldings, or carving flutes. They don't come any nicer than this.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Stepped Trio of Buck Brothers Carving Gouges.
These three gouges were found together and have apparently always been together. The patina on the blades and handles match exactly. The gouges are 1/2in, 5/8in, and 3/4in in width. The inside faces on all three are perfectly clean and free of pitting. All three have their original apple handle with the Buck logo. All three are of a medium no. 7 sweep. It's an excellent trio of perfectly usable chisels
$65 This Item Has Been Sold



Gorgeous Trio of Three Matched Ward Crank-Neck Paring Gouges.
These are three simply wonderful Ward incannel crank-neck gouges made by Ward and Payne. The gouges have always been together. All three feature the same extra-curvy fruitwood handles. The gouges are 1/8in, 1/4in, and 5/8in wide, all a fairly deep no. 8 sweep. All three are in excellent working order. The bevels are sharp and polished. There is no pitting at all on any of the three. Ward made edge tools of the absolute highest quality, including many of the famed Addis carving tools. This is an exceptional matched triplet of gouges in top working order.
$100 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Buck Brothers no. 39 3/8in V Carving Tool.
This is one of the best V gouges I've found in a while- it's a vintage Buck Brothers with a nicely shaped mahogany handle and nearly perfect blade. The inside faces of the blade are nice and clean with no pitting at all. it is a no. 39 sweep on the London pattern chart, as measured and marked on the back. It is ground with the most common "heel forward" profile. The bevels are nice and sharp and probably just need to be honed. it's an exceptional example in excellent condition.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Wheelwrights Bruzz.
This is an all-metal 17in long cooper's bruzz or corner chisel. It differs slightly than a typical corner chisel in that the angle of the blade is more V shaped, less than the standard 90 degrees. This one is about 62 degrees. This tool was used by coopers, as well as carpenters and millwrights, to create and clean-up deep mortises. The special shape of the blade allowed coopers especially to work into deep angled mortises for wheel spokes. This is an excellent, clean example in usable condition.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Marples 3/4in Paring Gouge.
This is a thin, fine paring or coping gouge made by Marples in Sheffield. It has a 3/4in wide very deep weep blade. The back is perfectly clean without any pitting. The bevel is quite sharp and has no damage. IT has a nicely shaped beech handle, also free of damage. This is a top quality too in absolutely top condition.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent 1/2in Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.
This mortise chisel was made by William Brown in Sheffield ca. 1854-56 according to Roberts. The chisel measures 11in long overall with a 1/2in wide blade. The blade is nice and clean and flat on the back. There is very minor pitting well away from the edge. The handle has a few dings but no damage. It looks like a top quality user chisel for large work.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



I Sorby 1/2in Paring Chisel.
This is a shorter paring chisel with a boxwood handle. The back is perfectly clean and lapped flat.
$24 This Item Has Been Sold



Charles Buck 1 1/4in Tang Firmer Chisel.
This is a very good example measuring 12in overall. The blade is very good with a nice clean back near the working edge and only minor scattered pitting otherwise. The handle has a stable repaired crack and a ferrule to prevent it spreading further. It should be a fine working chisel for larger job.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Outstanding Buck Brothers 1/4in Socket Paring Chisel.
This is a bevel-edge socket paring chisel measuring 12in long with a thin, fine blade. The bevel is sharp and the back is perfectly polished and flat without a speck of pitting. The handle is in excellent shape as well. An excellent example from one of the best.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent James Swan 1/2in Socket Firmer Chisel.
This is a long, thin socket firmer made by Swan in Seymour, CT. The blade has the company swan logo on top- a bit light but it's there. The back is flat and clean. The bevel has a few small chips and will need a quick grind to reestablish it. The handle is perfect. It's a very nice example in excellent condition.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



I Sorby 5/8in Skew Chisel .
This is a nice Sheffield-made 5/8in wide skew bevel edge chisel with a boxwood handle. The back is nice and clean and polished near the working edge. There is no pitting. The blade is fine and thin, nicely tapered towards the bevel. The handle has a partial decal remaining and a chip out of the backside. This would be a handy chisel for clearing out waste between half-blind dovetails
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



PEXTO 3/8in Socket Firmer Chisel.
This chisel was made by PS&W in Southington, CT. It measures just over11in long. The blade is clean with a few specks of very light pitting that lap out easily. I lapped the first 1/2in or so near the bevel clean and flat. The handle has a bit of wear but is sound and fits perfectly. It's a good user example by a top qualit ymaker.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



7/16in British Mortise Chisel.
This big stout mortise chisel is just a hair shy of 1/2in. It was made by Wm. Ash & Co.. It measures over 11in overall. The blade has very minor pitting overall, and some chips in the handle, though it looks stable. It should be completely usable, if not the prettiest.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent 3/16in British Mortise Chisel.
This chisel has no maker's mark. it is just under 12in long overall. The handle is excellent and has no damage. The blade is in excellent condition- there is scattered pitting away from the bevel but the area nearest the edge is clean and lapped. This should be an excellent worker for smaller mortise work.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Massive 1in Paring Gouge by Mathieson.
This gouge measures over 15in long overall with a long, thin blade. The blade is 1in wide with a fairly flat sweep. The blade back has some scattered pitting away from the bevel but the first inch or so is perfectly clean. It should be a great user- ideal for paring or coping work
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent 5/8in R. Sorby Paring Chisel .
This is a fine, thin paring chisel made by Robert Sorby. It measures over 13in long overall. It has a boxwood handle in great shape with no damage. The blade is thin and flexible. The back is perfectly flat and clean- I've lapped the first inch and a half to show it clearly. The only apology is that a former owner ground a slight bevel on each side of the top of the blade near the bevel. It's not really a defect- this was clearly purpose-done and will not have a negative impact on performance at all. It should be a top quality user chisel.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional 1 1/4in Ward Firmer Chisel.
This is a thick, stout firmer chisel with a tough ash handle with steel cap. The blade is perfectly clean without a speck of pitting. Ward made the highest quality edge tools in the late 19th into the early 20th century. This should be an exceptional working chisel for timber framing, or other large, heavy work.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Millers Falls No. 5 Hand Drill .
This is probably the cleanest no. 5 I've seen in a long time. It runs perfectly with no slop or deviation at all in the spindle. The main gear runs as nice as I've ever seen. The main gear has all but one tiny speck of missing paint. The black frame has at least 99%. The hollow handle has all of its original finish in perfect condition as well as its complement of original fluted bits. The chuck has all original plating and works perfectly. It's hard to imagine a nicer example to work with.
$85 This Item Has Been Sold



Massive Fray Spofford no. 117 17in Brace.
This is a huge brace with a 17in throw, possibly one of the biggest braces ever made. It remains in very good working oder. Most of the original nickel is missing but the handle and pad are tight and accurate and the chuck has no wear along the jaws. The massive thumbscrew secures the chuck easily. The pewter rings are intact and the cocobolo handle quite nice. The cocobolo pad has a very tight crack that does not go all the way across. It's a good, usable example of this massive brace.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold



Scarce Millers Falls No. 315 Ratchet hand Drill.
This is a small hand drill capable of holding bits to 1/4in. It features a ratchet mechanisim that can be engaged by turning a knurled thumbscrew on the main gear. This drill was originally intended for drilling in tight spaces and was geared towards automobile repair according to the catalog. It dates to ca. 1922-35 according to Randy's site. This drill is in very good condition and works perfectly. The main gear is smooth and the ratchet works in both directions. The gear has some 50% of its original red paint and some of the original gold pinstripe around the rim. The hollow handle has almost all original finish. The chuck works well. It's a quality light duty drill to put to use and a nice example of a scarce ratchet hand drill.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold



Goodell-Pratt Adjustable Washer Cutter.
This G-P washer cutted is in very good working order with nice sharp cutters and a good center point. It is capable of cutting circles or washers up to 7in diameter in wood, leather, rubber, etc.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley 923 10in Ratchet Brace.
This is one of the better user braces out there. This one is in very good condition overall with some nickel loss on the frame but near perfect wood and completely mechanically sound. The ratchet works smoothly, the jaws have no wear. There is no play in the handle or pad. It's a good, general-purpose size and should be a good worke.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



Millers Falls Lion No. 772 10in Brace.
This is a very good example of Millers Falls sturdiest brace with the heavy duty Lion ball bearing chuck. This example is in very good condition with only minor finish loss on the frame. The wood handle and pad have almost all original finish and a partial decal on the handle. the Lion chuck works perfectly, the ratchet smooth and accurate. The universal jaws can grip almost any sort of bit, and have no wear. The chuck shell has a diamond shaped cut-out to allow you to use the largest bits. It's an excellent working example in a good general-purpose size
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Winchester 10in Brace.
This is a Winchester-branded 10in brace. It has minor loss of finish on the plated head and along some of the frame. It has Winchester marks on the shell, ratchet, and frame. It has very nice rosewood on th ehandle and pad. The jaws show no damage and the ratchet works well. It's a nice example of this high quality Winchester tool.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Early Otis A Smith Adjustable Washer Cutter.
This is a small adjustable washer cutter capable of cutting circles or washers up to 6in in diameter. It has Smith's Oct 24, 1865 patent dage. It is in good, usable condition.
$15 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Reids Patent Lightning Brace.
This is the cleanest example of Reid's patent spiral brace. It has almost perfect nickel plating throughout. It has exceptional wood- it looks like lignum to me. The pad has a beautiful contrasting sapwood streak and gorgeous grain. The chuck can hold almost any square tapered bit. It comes with a screwdriver bit in the chuck. It's a gorgeous tool in top condition.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent and Complete Irwin Expansive Bit.
This is a no. 2 "large" expansive bit with three cutters capable of boring holes anywhere from 7/8in to 3in. It has a corse single threaded lead screw that offers plenty of grip and a slow boring speed to allow it to bore large holes in hard woods. These bits are very handy for boring odd size holes, especially larger sizes where auger bits aren't available. It is in excellent condition in its original packaging.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley No. 53 Gull-Wing Spokeshave.
This is a decent working example Made in the "type 11"era ca. 1910-18. It has a good long blade with minimal pitting and a nice sharp bevel. It has about 30% original japanning. The spring that controls the mouth aperture is strong. It's a good working example of one of the best shaves Stanley made.
$22 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Stanley No. 52 Spokeshave.
This is an excellent example with almost all original japanning. It comes from the "type 11" era, ca. 1910-18 as evidenced by the V logo on the blade. The blade has almost all original length left and has no pitting on the back. It's a great working example of this very useful shave.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Nice Beech Hollow handle.
This is an un-marked beech hollow tool handle with a brass two-jaw chuck and eight bits inside including a rose countersink, screwdrivers, awl, bradawl, etc.
$22 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Marples Beech Spokeshave.
This is a well-used, but still excellent beech spokeshav eby Marples. The boxwood has attained the polish and patina you'd expect from boxwood, but it's definitely beech. It has a 2 1/2in blade with a very slight radius to it- dipping a bare 1/8 at either end. The blade is clean with a good bevel and no pitting on the back. The beech has no damage and a bold Marples mark. It should make a fine worker.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Beech Spokeshave.
This is a classic wooden spokeshave in excellent user condition. The mouth area has minor wear. The blade is wide without any pitting at all. The bevel has no nicks and the tangs hold tight in the body. It is unmarked but very well made and should make an excellent worker.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold



James Swan Adjustable Drawknife.
this is a decent, usable Swan drawknife with adjustable handles. The blade has a bit of wear, but a good sharp bevel. The back has scattered pitting but nothing that should cause much o a problem. The handles, too, show some wear but they are in usable condition and tight to the tangs. It's a decent, usable drawknife.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Vintage Joiners Mallet.
This is a very good vintage mallet weighing in at 2.5lbs. The head looks like hickory, the handle maple. It has minor wear but is in perfect working order.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Interesting Clay Turnscrew.
This turnscrew was made by W.H. Clay in Sheffield and has the typical egg shaped boxwood handle. the tip is a split screw/spanner shape and could be used for split nuts in saws. The handle has a nice overall patina.
$15 This Item Has Been Sold



Nice Vintage Hand Vise.
I haven't found one of these in a while which is a shame because they are super useful tools. There's no better way to hold small blades for grinding and honing, among their many other uses. This is a nice example with an early appearing rams' horn nut and 1 1/2in jaws with only minor wear
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Vintage Eclipse No. 77 Saw Set. .
This is a vintage Eclipse 77 made in England. It has a small plunger capable of setting fine dovetail and back saws. This model has the dual-action clamping and setting mechanism similar to the Stanley 42X. This example is in good condition with a strong spring, clean anvil face, and a dark, even patina overall. An excellent, usable sawset
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Lie-Nielsen 2 3/8in High-Angle Frog.
This is a mint, unused high angle 55 degree frog for a Lie-Nielsen plane with a 2 3/8in blade- i.e. the 4 1/2, 7, and 5 1/2.
$75 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Fulton Hewing Hatchet.
This is a true hewing hatchet with a chisel-edge and perfectly flat back with no back bevel at all. I seldom find true hewing hatchets- most have been ground to a double bevel by well-meaning owners at some point in their history. It is marked "Fulton Tool Co. Superior Quality Tools" It has what I believe to be the original hickory handle. It has a 4 1/2in wide blade and weighs about 2.5lbs. It's a good size for hewing and shaping, not too heavy but it still packs a punch. The flat back has no pitting. It is clearly laminated with a high carbon steel bit. The bevel is in good shape and doesn't have any large nicks to grind out. It's one of the better hewing hatchets I've had in a while.
$65 This Item Has Been Sold



Outstanding Matched Quartet of Four Larger Side Beads.
These four side beads all came from the toolchest of a Mr. W.B. Fay. Most of the tools that came from this chest were absolutely top quality- these are no exception. All four have Mr. Fay's owner's mark at the heel and toe. All four are crisp and excellent. The 1/2 and 5/8in planes were made by Cyrus Warren in Nashua, NY in the mid-1800s. After seeing several examples of this maker's work recently, I've come to believe he made some of the highest quality American molding planes in the 1800s. These planes are both crisp and clean, showing no use at all. The corners are sharp, the blades clean and excellent, and the boxing absolutely perfect. Both planes are double boxed with extra-wide boxing, making the profile almost fully boxed- I've never seen this feature on a side bead before. These are exceptional planes. The larger two- the 3/4 and 1in were made by Jeol Fenn & Co., a Wallingford, CT planemaker which operated ca. 1850. These planes are in equally excellent condition, also with crisp, sharp corners, perfect boxing, and clean blades free of any pitting or discoloration. The 3/4 has a few light hammer marks on the heel, the only evidence any of these four planes were ever used. It's an exceptional quartet in perfect working order, ideal for larger moldings, casings, crown moldings, and architectural scale work.
$125 This Item Has Been Sold



Small 8oz Carpenters Hammer.
This is a nice usable vintage hammer with a clean face and tight handle. It has a mark near the eye that i can't quite make out- St. Louis seems to be there. It's a small carpenter's hammer with long, swept-back claws nearly parallel to the handle. It's a good size for light bench work.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold



Gorgeous British Ebony Mitre Square.
This is a big 12in mitre square stuffed with dark, dense, heavy ebony. The ebony has no cracks or chips. All of the brass is nicely patinated and has not been cleaned.The dense ebony and all the brass give it a substantial mass and it tends to stay put in use. The blade is straight and clean and dead on 45 degrees It's a gorgeous tool as only the British made them,
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Early 5in Compass.
This is an early compass marked "Bleckmann" it is in excellent working order. The hinge moves easily but stays put once set. The points are even and freshly ground sharp. It's a perfect user set for all sorts of layout work
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Very Early S.C. Bemis 8in Wing Dividers.
These dividers bear the mark " S.C. Bemis, Guaranteed" on one leg. This would be Stephen C. Bemis who would go on to form Bemis and Call which would operate in Springfield, MA for nearly 100 years. The S.C. Bemis mark dates to ca. 1838 according to the EAIA DAT, when Bemis was working on his own. These dividers have a distinctly early appearance to them but they still work very well. The legs are even and the point sharp. The locking thumbscrew works perfectly, and the hinge is tight with no slop. It's an early pair in good user condition.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold



Good Brass Trammel Points.
These Trammels are unmarked but well made and in very good user condition. They come attached to a 15in beam. The points ar eboth long, though a bit uneven, .A quick grind to sharpen the points and even them won't take long. One tramel is fixed with a pencil holder for easy scribing of circles and arcs. The brass is nicely patinated. These should be excellent users, perfect for laying out and measuring job where dividers are too small.
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley No. 36 1/2R 12in Caliper Rule.
This is a one fold, 12in boxwood caliper rule made by Stanley. It is in good condition with a nice tight hinge and only minor wear to the scales. The graduations are still clear and crisp.
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Stanley No. 136 1/2 6in CAliper Rule.
This is a simple 6in rule with caliper capable of inside and outside measurements. The markings are crisp and clear, the caliper nice and tight. It does have a hang hole driller at the end near the brass cap.
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Excellent Starrett 12in Lock-Joint Inside Caliper.
This is am excellent Starrett 12in lock joint inside caliper with micro adjuster. There is no damage and all and virtually no wear wear. New from Starrett these list for $169!
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Excellent Stanley SW Era 10in Cherry Level.
This is an excellent example of the no. 102 10in bench level in perfect working order. The level vial is intact. The brass plate has a crisp SW mark. The cherry body has minimal wear and almost perfect original finish.
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Mine Starrett 4in Hermaphrodite Calipers.
These calipers are in new, mint condition.
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Tiny 2in Brass Outside Caliper.
This is a simple, but beautiful brass outside caliper, nicely patinated and perfectly usable.
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Excellent M. Copeland 1/2in Cove Molding Plane.
This plane is in excellent user condition. It cuts a 1/2in wide cove molding, a nice size for base moldings and other uses. The blade is sharp and clean with no pitting. The mouth is super tight despite evidence of some use. The body is quite clean without any damage eat all. it's a perfect user plane in a great small size.
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Stanley 10in Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This is bevel is on the early side dating to right around 1900. It has the EZ grip stock and accompanying 3-16-1897 patent date on the blade. The blade has some discoloration but is generally clean and straight. The rosewood stock is in very good shape and has exceptional grain patterns and color. The blade locks perfectly tight by means of the brass lever.
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Early Stanley 8in Bevel Gauge.
This gauge has Traut's Sept 4. 1877 patent date in a circular mark on the stock. The blade is very clean and straight. The rosewood stock has exceptional grain patterns and nice depth of color. There are a few dings in the stock. The blade locks perfectly tight.
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Excellent Marples 10in Mitre Square.
This is a top quality rosewood bevel square with a thick 10in blade and beautiful rosewood stock. The blade is dead-on at 45 degrees. The blade is nice and clean.
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Extra-Clean Stanley 6in Try Square.
This is an excellent example with almost all original bluing on the blade and all original finish on the rosewood stock. It's dead-on at 90 degrees. There is minor discoloration on the back side of the blade. The graduations on the front are crisp and clear.
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Excellent 4in Stnaley SW Era Try Square.
This is a scarce 4in example of the Stanley no. 12 try square. This is a Sweetheart era example with a bold Stanley mark. It is in excellent condition with almost 100% original nickel.
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Massive Marples 12in Try Square.
This square is straight and square with almost perfect wood, but heavy pitting in a few areas on the front of the blade. Strangely enough, next to the pitting some of the original busing remains. It's a mystery. A decent, usable square
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Brown and Sharpe 12in Combination Square.
This is a near mint, unused 12in combo square with three heads. It is model 599-438-1204. It is in its original box. List price new $230
$130 This Item Has Been Sold



Simplex Wheel Map Measure.
This is only tangentially a tool, but I think it's pretty interesting. This is a wheel curvimeter intended to trace the route of a road or track on a map.Once the path is traced the wheel is run along the scale of the map to determine the distance. It is in mint condition in its original box with the original instructions.
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Very Good Mathieson Rosewood Mortise Gauge.
This gauge has some dings and scratches but is still completely usable and in very good condition. The points are both long and sharp. The face is protected with brass strips. The rosewood head has excellent depth of color. The sliding pin adjusts easily and stays put when the head is locked. It's a perfect working mortise gauge.
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Excelent Mortise Gauge.
This gauge was made by Emir in Kent. It is a nice usable mortise gauge with two very long, very sharp pins. It has a recessed knurled brass thumbscrew to lock the head and the sliding point in place. It has almost all original finish and only minor wear. It looks like a perfect user mortise gauge
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Near Mint Starrett 18in Bench Level.
This level is in near mint with 100% original black finish, perfect level vials, and no discoloration or rust on the exposed parts. This is top Starrett quality at about 10% the cost of buying new.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Massive 1i2n Outside Caliper by PS&W.
This big outside caliper was made by Peck, Stowe, and Wilcox in Southington, CT. The calipers have seen little use and show no wear. They work perfectly. They were coated with what looks like a protective finish to keep them in excellent condition. The finish dissolves with mineral spirits so you could clean these up to near mint condition easily. They work perfectly. It's a great size for gauging large lathe turnings.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley No. 68 Two-Foot, Four-Fold Boxwood Rule.
This is a Sweetheart era two foot rule with crisp, clean markings, and a good tight hinge. It lays perfectly flat when fully unfolded.
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Starrett 6in Inside Calipers.
This caliper is in excellent condition and work perfectly. It has some minor discoloration but no rust. The micro-adjuster and locking wheel work perfectly.
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Excellent Unmarked Two-Foot Four Fold Boxwood Rule. .
This is a top quality rule with a gorgeous arch joint made of boxwood and brass. The rule is unfinished with graduations stamped on one face, no marks at all on the other, and no finish applied whatever. There have been several such rules that have come to market over the past few years. It seems these came from the Smallwood company in Birmingham after its closure. The rule is in excellent condition with one small chip out of the end of an arm near a hinge. It's an ideal candidate for making a sector. Google "Make a Sector from a crappy folding rule" for more details ,(only this one isn't crappy!)
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Excellent Unmarked Two-Foot Four Fold Boxwood Rule. .
This is a top quality rule with a gorgeous arch joint made of boxwood and brass. The rule is unfinished with no marks at all and no finish applied whatever. There have been several such rules that have come to market over the past few years. It seems these came from the Smallwood company in Birmingham after its closure. The rule is in excellent condition with one small chip out of the end of an arm near a hinge. It's an ideal candidate for making a sector. Google "Make a Sector from a crappy folding rule" for more details ,(only this one isn't crappy!)
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



Lufkin X46 Zig-Zag Rule.
This is an excellent example with all original finish and tight, snappy joints.
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Excellent triplet of Lachapelle Molding Planes.
These planes were made by the Lachapelle family of planemakers who made wooden planes in Switzerland for several generations. These three molding planes were made together and found together. All three are in excellent condition and perfectly usable. The planes are made from top quality European hornbeam. The profiles included are a 12mm ovolo (about 3/8in wide and deep), a 16mm Side bead (about 1/2in) with a triangular fillet which is unusual and interesting. anda 10mm cove. The cove and volo look a lot like a table joint pair, but they don't quite match. All three planes are in excellent condition with perfect blades. These will make exceptional users.
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Large 1 1/4in Side Bead by Greenfield.
This is a big, (I was going to say huge, but see the 1 1/2in bead below!) side bead in very good working order made by Greenfield. It has a nice clean blade with no pitting. The boxing is especially deep and in excellent condition. It will make a good usable plane for architectural scale work.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold



7/8in Nosing Plane by Ohio.
This is a good, usable nosing plane made to put a full 180 degree roundover on 7/8in thick stock like stair treads. The plane is in good working order. The blade has no pitting but needs a bit of work on the bevel to relieve some nicks. The wedge has a very tight check but holds and releases well.
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Large 7/8in Square Ovolo by Auburn.
This is a large scale ovolo 7/8in deep by 7/8in wide made by the Auburn tool Co. It is in very good condition overall with no damage and minimal scrapes and dings. The blade is in excellent condition with absolutely zero pitting and a nice sharp bevel.
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Excellent Chapin 3/8in Square Ovolo.
This is a small ovolo in excellent working order. The plane was made by H. Chapin at the Union Factory. The sole has no warp or twist as is common in smaller ovolos like these. The plane has no damage and barely a ding or scratch. The mouth is still factory tight and the blade is dead perfect. It has no pitting at all and has been lapped flat. The bevel is fairly sharp and needs just a quick hone. It's a useful small plane in excellent condition,
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Exceptional 5/8in Quirk Grecian Ogee by Hields, Nottingham.
This is a gorgeous quirk grecian ogee with a flat on the end of the profile. It measures 5/8in deep by 1in wide. The body is crisp and clean with no damage and perfect boxing. The only flaw is a carved owner's mark WD in the front of the handhold. The blade is close to perfect- no pitting at all on the back and a nice sharp bevel. The mouth is exceptionally tight. The blade is bedded at 55 degrees- cabinet pitch, which is ideal for tough hardwoods. It's a gorgeous profile in exceptional user condition.
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Moseley 5/8in Ovolo.
This is a classic sash ovolo but a bit less flat than usual. It's not quite square, but not at all flat. It's a nice pleasing profile handy for shelf edges, drawer fronts, tabletops, etc. The plane is in excellent working order. The body is clean and damage-free. The mouth is still quite tight. The blade is nearly perfect with zero pitting and a lapped back. The bevel is ground perfectly to match the sole and quite sharp. It is bedded at York pitch. The plane was made by Moseley & Son between 1838-61 according to Goodman. It's an excellent working example.
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Large, Flat British Ovolo Molding Plane.
This plane has no maker's mark on the toe that I can discern. The plane cuts an especially wide, flat ovolo measuring 1in wide by 1/2in deep. This might be a good molding for along the edge of a blanket chest, large tabletop, etc. The plane is in very good working order. It has a cabinet pitch blade in excellent condition with sero pitting. The body is crisp and clean with barely any wear. The only defect is a small chip out of the fence of the plane right at the toe. It's an old wound and has a similar patina as the rest of the plane. It's a very nice, usable molding plane in an unusual profile.
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Excellent E. Preston Lambs Tongue Molding Plane.
This is a gorgeous molding plane made by Edward Preston in Birmingham between 1827-63. The profile is approximately 3/4in wide by 3/8in deep. The plane is in excellent working order. The blade is sharp and clean with a flat, lapped back with no pitting. It is bedded at 55 degrees, cabinet pitch. The mouth is incredibly tight. The plane shows almost no wear and has a nice clean body with hardly a ding or scratch. The plane cuts a nice flat reverse ogee or lamb's tongue profile. It should be an extremely useful profile for shelf edges, etc. It's an easy to use plane with a wide fence and depth stop. It's a great simple molding plane to get started with or add to your kit of working molding planes.
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Small Ovolo and Astragal Molding Plane.
This plane has no maker's mark I can discern, but it's clearly British and probably dates to the mid-19th century. It cuts a small ovolo and astragal. The profile the plane cuts is approximately 5/8in wide by 1/2in deep. The plane is in well-used condition but will still prove useful for quite some time. The blade has no pitting and has quite a bit of life left. The profile needs a little work to make it match perfectly, but it's quite close. The blade is bedded at cabinet pitch- 55 degrees, which is ideal for tricky hardwoods. The endite sole profile is boxed. The boxing is straight and true, and has no cracks. It's a nice, curvy profile and would be a good plane to put back to work.
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Massive 1 1/2in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is the largest side bead molding plane I can recall seeing. It was made by the Arrowmammett works in Middletown, CT ca. 1836-57. The plane is extra clean and crisp showing no use at all. The corners are all sharp and crisp. The body has hardly a ding or scratch. The blade is full length and clean on the back with zero pitting. The boxed quirk is very deep and in excellent condition- there is a seam in the middle of the rear box strip as usual. It's an excellent example to fill out a collection of side beads, or to put to work cutting massive beads for architectural scale work.
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Early 1in Astragal Moulding plane by B. Dyson.
This plane was made by Benjamin Dyson working in Work in the mid-late 18th century. Goodman has Dyson working from 1772-91 then in partnership with his son from 1798 onward, the business falling to the son John Dyson onwards after that. This plane certainly has the appearance of a 18th century British molding plane including the deep flat chamfers alont eh hand hold, the round wedge finial, and the deep gouge cuts at the intersection of the hand hold to the body. The plane has clearly seen use giving the plane a nice warm patina. The blade is in fantastic condition and has no pitting. It's a very early plane, likely well over 200 years of age, that could still be put to use today.
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Excellent Flat Ovolo by Kirk and Asling, Nottingham.
This plane was made ca. 1883-89 by the partnership of Kirk and Asling. It cuts a smaller 9/16in flat ovolo. It's a very easy plane to tune and use- the blade consists of one concave curve and the plane has a wide depth stop and fence for ease of use. It's a useful profile for any sort of edge treatment. The blade is bedded at middle pitch and has very light scattered pitting here and there on the back. The mouth is very tight. It should be an easy plane to sharpen and get up and running.
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Excellent Gleave, Manchester Lambs Tongue Molding Plane.
This is an excellent molding plane made by Joseph gleave & Co. in Manchester. The profile is approximately 3/4in wide by 3/8in deep. The plane is in excellent working order. The blade is sharp and clean with a flat, lapped back with no pitting. It is bedded at 55 degrees, cabinet pitch. It has seen light use but the mouth is still very tight. The plane cuts a nice flat reverse ogee or lamb's tongue profile. It should be an extremely useful profile for shelf edges, etc. It's an easy to use plane with a wide fence and depth stop. It's a great simple molding plane to get started with or add to your kit of working molding planes.
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Small, Early 1/2in Covetto Molding Plane.
This is clearly an early British molding plane, likely dating to the late 18th to very early 19th century. There are several owner's marks on the the toe, one of which is stamped over the original maker's mark. I am about 95% certain the original mark is H. Brown, a maker listed in Goodman as working ca. 1797-43 in Birmingham. The plane cuts a nice small covetto or fillet and cove profile approximately 1/2in wide by 1/2in square. It's a gorgeous little profile for a small cornice molding or perhaps a small picture frame. The plane has a middle pitch blade in very good condition- there are just a few specks of pitting. The sole profile has no damage, warp or twist as is common in these smaller planes. It's a beautiful early plane in very good usable condition.
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Excellent Wide Grecian Ovolo with Square bu C. Warren, Nashua.
This is a beautiful AMerican molding plane made by Cyrus Warren in Nashua, NH. The profile measures 1 3/4in wide by 3/4in deep. It's a very well made plane- the sole is double boxed with bot the quirk and transition from ogee to fillet reinforced with boxing. The entire fence is lined with a steep plate- installed at the factory for sure, to ensure absolute protection from wear. The blade is absolutely perfect- it matches the sole precisely and is clean and free of any pitting at all on the back. The mouth is very tight. The heel shoes some light use. The boxed quirk is dead straight. The body is crisp and clean. It's a wonderful profile in exceptional condition.
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Excellent Quirk Ogee and Bead Molding Plane by Mackay, Glasgow.
This plane was made Mackay, Burley, and Heys ca. 1875-90 in Glasgow. It cuts a nice medium size quirk ogee and bead measuring 1in wide by 1/2in deep. The plane has a dark overall patina but has seen very little use at all. The boxing is dead straight and perfect. The blade appears to have the original grind on the bevel. It has a perfectly clean back, lapped and clean. The blade is bedded at York pitch. It's an excellent plane, cutting a useful profile for a cornice molding or casing. With a minimum of honing, it will be up and running in no time.
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Excellent Matched Pair of Moseley 5/8in Tongue and Groove Planes.
This is an early matched pair of planes designed to cut a tongue and groove joint centered on 5/8in stock. They will work for 3/4in stock as well, but not 1/2in. The planes were made by John Moseley and Son and date to 1819-30 according to Goodman. Both planes have seen use but remain in excellent condition. The english beech is very dense and heavy giving them a surprising heft for their size. The blades are both long and clean without pitting. The bodies are likewise clean and have little wear. They are an exceptional matched pair in excellent working order.
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James Mfg. Co 1/2in Coming and Going Tongue and Groove Plane.
This plane was made by the James Mfg. Co in Williamsburg, MA ca. 1850 according to AWP-IV. the plane is in fair condition. The body has some wear, some checks in the end grain, and some discoloration. The skate on the grooving side is clean and straight. This plane cuts both halves of a tongue and groove joint centered on 5/8in stock but will work for 3/4in stock as well. The grooving blade is excellent, the tongue cutter has significant pitting on the back. I put a quick back-bevel on the tongue blade and got past the pitting and would up with a good sharp edge. I think it will work well with the back-bevel. It's not the prettiest, but it will work.
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Mathieson 3/8in Side Bed.
This is a York Pitch 3/8in side bead made by Mathieson, Glasgow. It's a high quality plane with a good clean blade that matches the sole exactly. The boxing is straight and intact. The body has some wear and a few dings, but no damage and is quite clean overall. It should be a very good working plane with a minimum of effort spent tuning it.
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Exceptional 3/8in Moseley Slipped Side Bead Molding Plane.
This isa n outstanding plane made by one of the best- John Moseley & Son, working in Covent Garden, London. This plane dates to ca. 1838-1861 according to Goodman. The plane has a cabinet pitch blade. The blade back is fairly clean and lapped, the bevel quite sharp. The boxing is dead straight and deep. The body is nice and clean with barely a scratch or ding despite its age.It has acquired a dignified, honest patina from age and light use over the years. The former owners' hands can faintly be seen in outline on the handhold. This is a very useful size for more small to medium scale cabinet and furniture work. It should make an outstanding user.
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Usable Sandusky 1/4in Side Bead.
This side bead has seen some use, and needs work on the blade, but will work well with some labor. It's a very useful size and the most in demand among users today. The plane has no damage. The boxing is slightly worn. The blade has lots of life and a nice clean back but the profile needs adjusting to match the sole. Without too much work it should be a decent user.
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D. Malloch, Perth 1/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a good, usable side bead that's seen some use. The boxing has some wear but it's straight. There is a tiny chip out of the boxing right at the heel. The blade is reasonably clean with a few pinpricks of pitting, but overall clean and flat. The blade is bedded at York pitch. it should be quite a good user.
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Excellent Malloch 1/2in Side Bead.
This plane has seen very little use and remains in excellent condition. The body is clean and free of damage. The boxing straight with one seam. The blade is full-length and free of pitting. It's a good size for base or casing moldings, amongst other things. It's a beautiful example in excellent user condition.
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Excellent Malloch 3/16in Side Bead.
This is a very desirable intermediate size useful for furniture and case work. This plane has seen some light use and remains in very good condition. The body is very clean minimal wear or signs of use.. The boxing straight with no damage. The blade is full-length and free of pitting. The blade is bedded at York pitch. The blade has some minor discoloration and a few nicks on the edge buried in the fence, but is otherwise excellent needs little in the way of shaping to get it up and running. It's a nice example in excellent user condition.
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Early, Small Quirk Ogee and Astragal Molding Plane by Gabriel.
This plane was made by the famous Christopher Gabriel, the well known London planemaker. The plane cuts a somewhat unusually small 3/4in by 3/8in quirk ogee and astragal molding. The plane is in well-used, but good condition. The boxing has some wear but is generally good. The blade is excellent and still quite sharp. It is bedded at cabinet pitch and has no pitting at all on the back. The plane body has the usual dings and scratches but no damage and a nice overall patina.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Extra-Big Skew Rabbet by AE Baldwin, New York.
This is a crisp and clean 1 7/8in wide skew rabbet. The plane as seen little use. The sole is clean with no wear. The blade is in fantastic shape- very important for a blade this wide. The back is clean and has zero pitting. The bevel is in good shape, projecting evenly across the sole. The only fault is that the plane is missing its nicker. It's completely usable as-is, or you could craft a new nicker for it. The sliding dovetail in the body has no damage or wear. It's an exceptional plane in excellent user condition.
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Excellent 1 1/4in Skew Rabbet.
This plane has a very faint remnant of an owner's mark on the toe. I can't make it out at all. The plane is in excellent condition with a clean, crisp body, no warp to the sole, and a nice tight mouth. The blade is sharp and is ground perfectly- it projects evenly across the plane's sole. The bevel is in good shape and pretty sharp. The back has some scattered pinprick pitting. I quickly lapped the bit near the bevel so it will be easy to sharpen up. The minor pitting will work out through use as the blade is honed over time. It's an excellent user skew molding plane- a very useful to have in your working kit.
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Excellent Matched Set of Four E. Smith Side Beads.
These four molding planes were made together and have always been together. All four are crisp and exceptionally clean and have clearly seen very little use, if any. The sizes included are 3/16, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4. It's a good assortment for both smaller cabinet and case work as well as larger casing and larger moldings. All four planes have crisp, sharp corners. None show hammer marks on the heel. The boxing is perfect on all four- complete, dead straight, and all four have very deep quirks. The blades on all four are close to perfect. All appear to have the original factory grind. All four have clean, lapped backs. The largest has a small patch of discoloration, but none have any pitting at all anywhere. The planes were made by Ezekiel Smith who made molding planes throughout the early-mid 1800s in New England. It's an exceptional quartet off planes in absolutely top condition. Priced at $45 ea. for the small sizes, $30 ea for the larger two- I'll offer them as a set at first, then consider splitting them up if there is no interest in them together.
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Exceptional 18th Century 3/8in Square Ovolo in Ready to Use Condition.
This molding plane was made by William Maddox in London before the Revolutionary war. Despite its more than 230 years it remains in outstanding condition and is ready to use right out of the box. Maddox worked from 1748-1775 according to Goodman. He established his workshop in Peter Street, Westminster. This shop was later bought out by G. Mutter, then Moseley, then Wm. Marples, where it ran into the 1960s- over 200 years of planemaking at the same location. This plane is beautifully made and features the broad flat chamfers and almost round wedge finial we expect to see in 18th century planes. The plane cuts a nice small 3/8in square ovolo. As found, the plane has a flat, lapped back and sharp bevel. As you can see in the photos it works very well. This is just one of those planes I had to try out, simply for the sake of using a tool that's older than the United States. The blade projects across the sole profile evenly. It cuts a smooth, burnished profile that needs absolutely no sanding or follow-up before finishing. It has a beautiful patina from age and very careful use. It has no damage, just minor dings and scratches. It's a wonderful user plane with quite a history behind it.
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Two Ovolo Molding Planes by Moseley.
Both of these planes were made together and share an identical maker's mark as well as owner's mark. One is a 9/16in square ovolo, the other a 9/16in flat ovolo. It is an unusual smaller size, but quite a useful profile for smaller case work, boxes, smaller scale furniture, etc. Both planes are in excellent working oder. They have the Moseley & Son, New St. Covent Garden London mark on the toe, a mark that dates to 1838-61 according to Goodman. Both planes are clean with no damage and have matching even, honest patina from 150+ years of life. The blades in both are excellent. Both planes have blades bedded at cabinet pitch- 55 degrees. This is a nice useful, usable pair of molders in great condition.
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Excellent MAthieson 5/8in Covetta Molding plane.
This is a fillet and cove, model no.23, described in the Mathieson catalogs as a covetta profile. It has a York pitch blade in excellent condition with no pitting at all. The body has dings and scratches, but no chips, cracks, or other damage. It has very little wear on the sole and a reasonably tight mouth. It's a pretty scarce profile and a nice usable example.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Early Stanley 9 1/2 Block Plane.
This is a good, usable example from the late 1800s. It has the Feb 20, 1884 patent on the throat closing lever, as well as the 8-3-97 patent date on the bed and three patent dates on the lateral lever. The blade has the early half-circle Stanley logo. The plane is in good, usable condition,. It has japanning loss on the lever cap ,but the bed is pretty clean. The blade has a lot of life left and no pitting. It should turn out to be a fine worker.
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Very Good Stanley No. 19 Knuckle-Joint Block Plane.
This plane is similar to the more common no. 18 except that it is 1in. longer. it has a 1 5/8in wide blade just like the 18. This example is from the "type 11" era ca. 1910-18 with the V logo blade and 1897 patent date on the lateral adjuster. The sides and sole are clean, but have some scattered pitting and a few dings. The blade adjusters and the mouth adjustment mechanisim are both smooth and accurate. The blade is in excellent condition with a perfectly clean back. The cap has almost all of its original nickel finish. The japanning on the bed is probably 505 This is one of Stanley's better user block plane designs in my opinion. This is a good example of an uncommon plane and should be an excellent user.
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Stanley no. 130 SW Era Double-Ended Block Plane.
The blade in this plane can be swapped to act as a standard block plane or as a bullnose. This example has been repainted and the sides and sole are pitted, but it has a good SW era blade with no pitting. It should work just fine.
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Very Good Stanely 9 1/4 Block Plane.
This is a perfect working example of this useful standard angle block plane. It is a pre-WWII example with all japanning and a light, honest patina on the sides and sole. The blade is full length and has no pitting on the back. This model is the same as the more common 9 1/2 except it does not include the adjustable mouth. It should be a fantastic user block plane.
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Very Good Stanley no. 19 block Plane.
This is a slightly longer of the more common no. 18. It has the knuckle joint cap and and adjustable throat, though it lacks the throat adjusting lever which had not been introduced yet. The blade has an early circular logo. It has almost all original length and the back is very clean without any pitting at all. The japanning is at least 90%. The sole and sides have a nice light patina from age and some use. It looks like an excellent user plane, and a nice example of a not-so-common block plane.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley SW Era no. 60 1/2 Low-Angle Block Plane.
Tis is a very good example in good working order. It has a SW era blade with lots of length left. The back has been lapped to reveal a few pinpricks of pitting, but is otherwise quite clean and flat. The adjuster works well. The mouth opens and closes easily. There are no cracks in the casting. The ned has almost all original japanning. The lever cap is missing japanning in the usual spot where the user's hand rests. It looks like a fine user low-angle block plane.
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Good, usable Stanley 60 1/2 Low-Angle Block Plane.
This plane is in good condition and should be perfectly usable. The sole is pitted throughout, but the pits are fairly shallow. The blade is in excellent condition with a clean, flat back. the adjusters work perfectly. the bede retains almost perfect japanning, the cap is missing some in the high-wear areas. There are no cracks or chips in the casting. however, someone filed a small bevel in the left side of the mouth and forward towards the slot the mouth piece rides in. It's a small cosmetic matter, but it deserves mention. See photos for details. It looks like a decent user low-angle block plane to put to work.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent SW Era Stanley No. 9 1/2 Block Plane.
This is an excellent example of this useful standard angle block plane from the 1920-30 Sweetheart era. It has a nice even, honest patina and shows some light use, but was obviously cared for. The blade is a bit short but still has plenty of life in it. The bevel is good and the back has no pitting at all. The mouth and blade adjusters work perfectly. The cap and bed have almost all original japanning. It's a great example and a perfect plane to put to work.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Very Good Stanley No. 78 Fillister Plane.
This is a very good example of a very useful plane- the 78 cuts rabbets either with or across the grain. It's a very easy plane to setup and use. The fence regulates the width of the rabbet, the depth stop the depth of the rabbet. it has a retractable nicker spur to slice ahead of the blade when working across the grain. This example has almost perfect original finish, and an even, honest patina on the bare parts. The blade is in good shape and full-length. All original parts are present. It should be an excellent worker.
$65 This Item Has Been Sold



Stanley No. 90 Bullnose Rabbet Plane.
This is a good, usable no. 90 4in long with a 1in wide blade. It's an early model with the 1897 and 1900 patent dates on the blade. The blade is nearly full length with a nice clean back. The plane has none of the original nickel left, but it does have a good even patina. It's perfectly usable and a handy little plane to have onhand.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Woden Rabbet and Filister Plane.
This is the Woden equivalent of the Stanley 78, only with a few upgraded features. It was made by Woden in Sheffield, england and remains in excellent user condition. The Woden plane's fence rides on two rods which provides additional stability and prevents the fences from coming out of square or rotating as the 78's fence will do at times. The other obvious improvement is the addition of a wooden tote. The 78 is a very good plane but it's not a comfortable plane to use for long sessions. The Woden's tote at least give you a firm grip point and somewhere to hook your left thumb over in use. It's an excellent user plane, and a very useful one as well. The adjustable fence, depth stop, and nicker allow you to cuts rabbets of various widths and depths both with and across the grain.
$65 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent SW Era Stanley No. 190 Rabbet Plane.
This adjustable rabbet plane has a depth stop and nicker to allow it to cut accurate rabbets both with and across the grain. It has all original japanning and good, clean unpainted surfaces. The original SW blade is in excellent condition with no pitting on the back. It's an excellent example in perfect user condition.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold



Very Good Stanley SW EraNo. 7Jointer.
This plane is a Type 15 made ca. 1931-32 according to the type study. The plane is in very good user condition. The sides and sole have minor discoloration here and there, and an honest patina from age and some use. The tote and knob have no damage aside from a few scratches. The bed has some 95% or better japanning. The lever cap is missing about half of its nickel, which sis unfortunately but purely cosmetic. The blade is original to the plane. It's quite clean with only minor discoloration. Overall it should be a fantastic user.
$100 This Item Has Been Sold



Good, Usable Wartime Stanley No. 7. Jointer Plane.
This is a type 18 made for a few short years at the end of WWII. It has the wartime knob and tote and the diagonal knurling on the brass adjusting wheel. At this point some of the wartime shortages were eased so we see the reintroduction of brass rather than steel screws, a milled frog adjuster, but we still have the hardwood knob and tote instead of rosewood. the plane is in very good condition overall and should work just fine. The sides and sole are clean with some honest patina. The blade has significant pitting. Rather than try to lap it out I'll include a mint, new-old-stock Stanley-England blade with this plane. If you intended to replace the blade with an aftermarket blade like a Hock just let me know and I'll keep the replacement blade. Overall it's a decent user jointer that should turn out to be a perfect user.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Wartime Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane.
This plane is in excellent working oder. It has perfectly clean sides and sole. The japanning is better than 95%. The knob and tote have almost all original finish and no damage. The adjusters works smoothly. the blade has a small chip out of the bevel, but is full length and has zero pitting on the back. This plane has most of the wartime substitutions except that it does have brass caps on the screws holding the knob and tote in place, as well as the frog adjusting screw which was dropped on some wartime models. It should make an exceptional user jack plane.
$55 This Item Has Been Sold



Very Good Pre-WWII Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane.
This is a type 16 made in 1939 according to the date stamp on the blade. The plane is in very good working order. The sides and sole have some discoloration but no pitting. The japanning is 95% at least. The rosewood knob and tote have some finish loss. There is a line across the top quarter of the tote that might look like a crack but it does not go all the way around the tote and it does not move in the slightest. I think it's a finish defect or a hard line in the rosewood. The lever cap is missing most of its nickel. All of the adjusters are smooth and tight. The blade has a patch of light pitting about 1/2in from the edge, so you have a lot of clean steel to work with. It's a solid user plane with some minor cosmetic issues.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Good Stanley Type 11 No. 5.
This is a type 11 dating to ca. 1910-18. It has all of the type 11 hallmarks- the tree patent dates on the bed, small adjusting wheel, low knob, and V logo blade. The plane is in excellent working order. The sides and sole have virtually no discoloration and have not been cleaned. The rosewood is excellent without any damage at all, just a few bits of missing finish here and there. The tote retains almost all of its original Stanley decal. The japanning is at least 99%. The adjusters all work very smoothly, making tight, accurate adjustments to the blade position.. The blade has virtually all of its original length left and absolutely no pitting on the back. It has a bold V logo on the font. It's an excellent example of this highly regarded type. It should make an excellent worker.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold



Good Stanley No. 5 Type 7 Jack Plane.
This is a good, usable jack that's seen a lot of work but is still in good working order. It is a type 7 made ca. 1893-99. The plane has its original blade which is missing a bit of length, but not much. The body has an even, honest patina on the sides and sole. The japanning is at least 90%. All of the adjusters work well. The knob is excellent- the tote has seen a bit of rough use. There are no cracks, but the top was rounded off at some point, perhaps to mitigate a chip or small crack. The blade has a nice clean back without pitting. It's not the prettiest, but it will work very well.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold



Decent Stanley No. 5C User Jack Plane.
This plane is not going to win a beauty contest, but it will work well- I guarantee that. The plane is a pre-WWII 5C. The tote is the indestructible Stanley Aluminum model offered to trade schools and other areas where planes might get abused. It won't break, that's for sure. If you have an unheated shop it's probably best to let it warm up a bit before using it. The bed has been repainted. It's a decent job and doesn't look like spray paint. The original blade was heavily pitted. I replaced it with a mint, unused, new-old-stock Stanley-England 2in blade from my stock. All of the adjusters still work well. It's truly a decent, usable plane,
$35 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Stanley No. 3 Small Smooth Plane.
This plane is clean and in excellent working order. The sides and sole have not been cleaned and have minor discoloration and patina from decades of life. The japanning is 100%. There is very minor finish loss on the knob and tote but they are otherwise complete and excellent. The adjusters are tight and accurate. The blade is full length and free of any pitting. It looks to be a very good working plane to add to your kit.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold



Excellent Stanley No. 3 Small Smooth Plane.
This is a WWII era plane made in the third quarter of 1941 according to the date stamp on the blade. The plane has some wartime sacrifices, but not all. It still has a rosewood knob and tote- both in nearly perfectly condition. It still has a frog adjusting screw. The adjusting wheel and the barrel nuts that hold the knob and tote are steel, not brass. The japanning is near perfect and the body and sole are exceptionally clean. The adjusters work perfectly. The blade is absolutely full-length and can't be any cleaner. If you want a no. 3 to put to work this is it.
$65 This Item Has Been Sold



Very good Stanley No. 4 1/2 Heavy Smooth Plane.
This is a type 9, made between 1902-07. It is in very good working order. The plane has clean sides and sole. The japanning is 98% or better. The knob and tote have very little wear and no damage, just some dings and scratches. The adjusters work perfectly. The blade has almost all of its original length. The back is clean and free of any pitting whatever. It should be a wonderful user plane.
$120 This Item Has Been Sold



Clean Disston 14in Backsaw.
This is a ca. 1896-1917 14in backsaw with a 3 3/8in deep plate. The plate is dead straight. It is clean but for a few minor spots of discoloration which look worse than they are due to the clean, shiny plate. The apple handle is in good shape. There are the usual dings and scratches but no chips. There are a couple of very small, tight cracks in the very tip of the upper horn. The teeth are in bad shape. It will need to be completely sharpened but will come out an excellent working backsaw.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold



H.W. Peace / J.D. Darlington 16in Backsaw.
This is a 16in long tennon or sash saw with 3 1/4in depth beneath the steel plate. This is a J.D. Darlington saw, a second line saw of harvey W. Peace of Brooklyn, NY. The saw was custom etched for a hardware store- I can't quite make out the name. It has the typical Peace style nosed handle with the saw screw through the spine. The saw has three split nuts, one embossed. The medallion has Wasbourne's 1869 patent date above the eagle. The plate is dead straight. It is pretty clean, with an honest overall patina. It has scattered pinprick pitting which won't make a lick of difference in use. The teeth are in bad shape and will require a complete sharpening.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold



George Bishop No. 7 Rip Saw.
This is a smaller, fine toothed rip saw mad by Bishop in Cincinnati, OH. The saw is only 24in long and 6 1/2PPI Rip. This saw is essentially the Bishop version of the classic Disston No. 7. It's an uncommon saw in excellent working order. The plate is clean with a bold etch. The nib is intact. The beech handle has a chip out of the top horn. The plate is not perfectly straight, but close to- just a tiny bend toward the toe- out of straight maybe a couple of thousandths is all. The teeth are sharp. The teeth have an aggressive tooth profile and the saw cuts very fast, yet smooth. It cuts like a 5PPI rip saw. I made a bunch of test cuts and could split a pencil line with it and take more than an inch per stroke in 3/4 spruce, even with my mediocre handsaw skills. It's a fine working saw by an uncommon maker, in an uncommon size/configuration, and in excellent working order right out of the box.
$95 This Item Has Been Sold



Disston No. 7 Rip Saw.
This is a very good, usable 26in 5PPI rip saw made by Disston & Sons. The saw dates to 1876-87 based on the medallion. The plate is straight. It has a crisp, clear etch and the nib is intact. The handle has a small chip out of the top horn but is otherwise excellent, It has the extra-curvy horns the early 7s featured. It also has remnants of the horseshoe label around the medallion. The front of the plate was cleaned before leaving some swirls- I got most of them out without disturbing much of the nice patina the blade has. This is all cosmetic nit-picking. None of this will affect use- I just don't want you to think I leave swirl marks on saw plates after cleaning them. The teeth aren't terribly sharp, but they are all in good shape. The tooth line is straight despite some use. It shouldn't take much work, just a filing, to get it up and running. It's a nice early, usable example.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional 26in Heavy Rip Saw.
This is a big 26in rip saw with 4 1/2PPI. It has a stout cast steel blade with a nib. The teeth are all in excellent condition, reasonably sharp, but in need of a quick filing. The toothline is still slightly breasted, not in need of a jointing. The handle is beech and shaped with a double loop and very long horns. The handle has no damage and almost all original finish, hardly a ding or scratch. The blade is dead straight. It is nicely patinated with no pitting or rust at all. The saw was etched for " A. B. Clarke", a Richmond, VA hardware dealer founded in 1852. The saw has the look of a Disston no. 9, but I don't think it's a Disston. I'd bet Richardson or perhaps Peace, but it could be one of the many hundreds of smaller makers that operated in the mid-late 1800s. It's a gorgeous saw and should make an excellent user.
$120 This Item Has Been Sold



Atkins no. 100 Flooring Saw.
"This saw is designed for sawing into flat surfaces, such as floors, without necessity of boring or using a keyhole saw or chisel. The point is toothed on both edges so that out of the way spots can be reached with ease. " It has an apple handle and a good, clean plate.
$55 This Item Has Been Sold



Exceptional Harvey W. Peace 16in Backsaw- Perfectly Sharp and Ready to Work.
This is an early Peace backsaw model no. 40 with an apple handle, steel spine, and spring steel plate. It is 12PPI crosscut. The Plate is 16in long, 3 1/4in at the toe, 3 1/2in at the heel The spine is steel and not stamped. The blade is etched "Extra, J.L. Buffing & Son, Fall River, MAss, Spring Steel Warranted". I imagine Buffington was a hardware merchant and had the saws custom etched for his business. The only reference I turned up was am 1876 Masons Lodge Report, which does tie in to the approximate era of this saw. The saw was recently sharpened and tuned by one of the best sawsmiths out there today- email me if you want his name and my recommendation. The saw cuts beautifully, much faster than its 12PPI would suggest leaving a small , neat kerf. The plate does not bind or stick and the saw is easy to start. The apple handle has a few minor dings but there is no damage. I has a pronounced hook at the top and long, sweeping horns. The recessed medallion has the Peace amr-and-hammer logo and Washboune's Dec, 1867 patent date. The plate is clean and free of rust. It has a very nice overall patina. There are a few pinpricks of pitting, but not many. The plate is not laser straight- but it's close and it cuts perfectly straight, following a line easily and tracking perfectly. This saw probably dates to the 1869-1875 era. I've had it in my collection and working kit for a while and have enjoyed it, but it's time to pass it on. t's an excellent example in perfect user condition.
$145 This Item Has Been Sold



Disston No. 12 London Spring Steel 24in 10PPI Fine Crosscut- Sharp and Ready to Work.
This is a nice no. 12 from the 1896-1917 era. The saw was recently sharpened by one of the best sawsmiths out there today- email me if you want his name and my recommendation. The saw is ideal for crosscutting thinner stock. It performs very well, sawing smoothly, starting easily, and leaving a nice clean kerf. I found this saw almost 15 years ago at a garage sale- it was one of the first saws I ever found. I've used it on and off over the years, having it sharpened a few times but not enough to make a noticeable difference in plate depth. The blade is dead straight, the etch a bit light but clear. There are a few patches of light pitting well away from the tooth line. The most obvious flaw is the missing top horn, an old injury that never bothered me at all. The defect makes it a bargain for a good, usable saw that will be ready to work right out of the box with no additional cost or labor required to sharpen it.
$60 This Item Has Been Sold



Small Wooden Smooth Plane- Tuned and Ready to Work.
This plane is 5in long with a 1 1/2in wide single iron. I've had this plane in my working kit for a while and have enjoyed using it. The plane has no maker's mark. The blade is a tapered single iron marked "The Excelsior Cutter, Metallic Plane Co., Auburn, NY." The blade is clean, honed and deadly sharp. The mouth is whisper tight, the sole freshly flattened and trued. As you can see in the photos it take a full-width, wispy shaving. The plane is one of the smallest true bench plane's I've come across. It's ideal for smoothing small areas where a wider smoother isn't necessary. Despite it's size it is still quite comfortable to hold and use.
$75 This Item Has Been Sold



Absolutely Massive 30in Wooden Jointer Plane by C. Warren, Nashua.
The is the largest example of a wooden bench plane I've come across. This is not a cooper's plane meant to be held upside down and the stock run over it.. This plane came from a joiner's tool chest full of an amazing assortment of New England wooden planes. The plane was made by Cyrus Warren in Nashua, NY in the mid-1800s. After seeing several examples of this maker's work recently, I've come to believe he made some of the highest quality American molding planes in the 1800s. This plane is 30 inches long with a double iron just shy of 3in wide. All told it weighs about 12.5lbs. It absolutely dwarfs a Stanley no. 8 both in terms of size and mass- see the last photo in the group for a sense of scale. This thing makes my workbench look small! The body is 3.5x3.75in thick beech in close to perfect condition. The body has no checks or cracks, the sole virtually no wear. The maker used well-seasoned beech- the sole has no warped or twisted at all and the mortise has not shrunk around the blade at all. The wedge fits perfectly and has no damage or wear. The shapely closed tote is also near perfect with a nice long horn. The iron was also New-England made, a product of the Providence Tool Co., complete with their trademark semi-circular cutouts in the top of the blade. The blade itself weighs about 1.5lbs. The blade has no pitting on the back at all and has almost 3in of life left. This is a plane to put to work in your shop and show off to your friends and family. I bought it intending to keep it in my shop but, alas, it must go. I'm sure I'll regret selling this one very soon.
$200 This Item Has Been Sold



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